Thursday, October 30, 2014

Throwback: A Night in Tokyo

As I prepare for the upcoming Halloween, my mind has suddenly drifted to remembering our Tokyo experience last 2012, sometime this year as well. And Dang! I do remember why the Japanese does everything cuter, more awesome and kawaii. Had I known about the Halloween @ Shibuya, I would have brought a costume with me. But well, even if I did, I could not be at par with their cuteness. 

So here goes some of the photos of one night to remember in Tokyo. 

I know these photos are not enough. I need to show some more. The more is with the series I will be making for my Japan Trip, in the coming days. But for now, I am sharing Our Japan Trip Video to get inspired and go to Japan - a lovely place for the crazy, the tourist, and the nature lover. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Long Overdue

And this is all because of me now, or rather life after my big trip. First, it was the hangover and the jetlag. Second, the catching up with work. Third, my getting back to normal life. Lastly, my future endeavours. Yeah, concluding the series of the writeups for the fun shoot with a friend was kinda hard to give a time to because, let's be honest here -this series is kinda the #selfie to the nth level writeup with nothing but my photos. HAHAHAHA. I promise you guys, I'll be back to writing and sharing my inner self and deeper and probably intellectual thoughts. But right now, let me share with you some of the edited photos from the December shoot with my very talented friend, Yven. He's really talented that one of the shots from this series got featured on Surf Jux. HAHA. Or is it because of the model? *BIG COUGH*. Anyway, here are some of the photos for you to see - yeah, having a photographer friend is really an advantage. And for those who want to get my service, well, just message me then.. 

My Favorite Shot

The Playful One

The Serious One

And lastly, the featured one.

Thanks Yven for the Fun Shoot. 'Till the next time. You know I have the theme I always plan to do. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Panic Monday: Boys Like Girls

Panic Monday is back and one of the things that keeps my cool is Music. Particularly those that you do head bang with. And please do not stereotype me with heavy eyeshadows, piercings and tats. Though they look sexy as hell, I'm no way near being a rocker. (Guess, I'm the one stereotyping now, ooooops!).

Anyway, one of the bands that I listen to and love is Boys Like Girls. From the moment I heard of their first single, the Great Escape, I have been an avid fan of them. It's just the lyrics and the beat I guess.

So, here are my all-time favorites from this band. I am literally banging my head now to keep my sanity in check. 

Great Escape


Love Drunk


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Throwback Series: Bangkok Jam

For a couple of times this week, I was being asked if I've ever been to Bangkok. And just last night, I craved for a plate of Pad Thai and went straight to Bangkok Jam to have this craving satisfied. With these, I believe I have to share my Bangkok Jam experience. A lovely chaos every bit of my body loved.

It was back in 2012 when I stumbled on a good deal for a free and easy Bangkok Getaway. It was originally planned with my friend but with a change on her schedule, she couldn’t join me. As everything has been arranged, I went to check in my circle who would like to join me on such a short notice, and good thing another friend was willing to join my trip. This was our first time in the city, and dang, it was a great one.

Let me share with you some of our adventures in this city.

Tuktuk – The King of the Road

Getting around the city is best done with a tuktuk. You will just love the experience even if you’re practically stuck in the traffic and inhaling much of the smoke emitted by the cars and taxis around you.

 Buddha, Temple & Pagoda Everywhere

One thing you wouldn’t & shouldn’t miss when going to Bangkok is to indulge in their culture and appreciate their beliefs. You will get to see Buddhas, Temples & Pagodas everywhere. And how authentic it could be – you will get to see monks walking around. Of course, if you decide to visit their place of worship – you gotta respect the place by abiding to the dress code. So even if it was scorching hot when I went there, I needed to wear my sleeved shirt and some jeans to enter. I guess, I still got the fashion covered, but I was drenching after the day. 

Food – Inexpensive and Delicious Food

One thing that I always appreciate when travelling to a new place is their cuisine. And Bangkok didn’t disappoint me. In fact, if I ever go back again, sometime soon, I will just be eating and savoring their food. The way they cook seafood and they season pork and chicken - woah, it's a feast in my mouth. Thai Cuisine is definitely delectable and mouthwatering. And do not miss Pad Thai and their Milk Tea.

River Market

A must to experience in Bangkok. Just imagine this, you are in a boat in the middle of a river and stalls are on the side for you to select and buy whatever you want. How different this is compared to your usual walk on the street kind of shopping. 

Shopping Galore

The best place to buy good stuff with cheaper price. For all the Fashionistas out there would agree that Bangkok is a Mecca for Shopping real good but dirt cheap items. For 3 days, my friend and I never stopped buying something. As I add more fabrics to my luggage, my wallet got thinner and thinner. Sorry, there are no pictures for my shopping experience. I guess, I don’t need to explain why.
But, do go to Chatuchak to experience an incredible shopping deals. 

I wanna go back. Probably, I need to revamp my wardrobe to have the excuse I need to visit again and get lost in this city full of fun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When In Singapore: Happy Diwali

Let's celebrate the victory of light over darkness; good over bad; knowledge over ignorance; and hope over despair. Let's celebrate the only holiday in Singapore not known until the last minute. Let's celebrate Diwali. 

To all the Hindus out there, Happy Diwali

When in Singapore is a series of entries featuring the beautiful Singapore - it’s people, it’s culture, it’s food and it’s places). Join me in my journey to get to know this country deeper

TV Series: How To Get Away with Murder

When I first heard of the Series, I was like "Really, America, you are now teaching your viewers how to escape a crime, a murder in particular?!".  This is really a low blow to me. It made me thought of the increase in the crime rate because of this series. But behold, I was wrong. I was wrong to assume that it would teach you how to kill and not get punished about it. Of course, it might be a part of it, but it would tell people how Law, trial and truth can be twisted and played in a court room.  I have been a fan of law and crime series, something one needs to think to understand the story, and sure this is a great combination of the two. Annalise Keating is a great combination of a character with a great mind and character but with a soft heart. Yeah, I am a sucker at that. I sometimes think, I am that kind of  person. *BIG & LOUD COUGH*

Anyway, I dare you to ignore this! But I hope you won't because this is a freaking fantastic series. I have the trailer in this post for you to check this series out. I can even tell you where I watch this series. 

How to Get Away with Murder follows the personal and professional life of Annalise Keating, a criminal law professor at the  Middleton University in Philadelphia, One of the most prestigious law schools in America. A defense attorney, Annalise selects a group of her best students from her university class to work at her firm. They are Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, Laurel Castillo and Wes Gibbins. In her personal life, Annalise lives with her husband, Sam Keating, but she also has a secret relationship with Nate Lahey, a local Philadelphia detective.



Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, J.D.
Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey
Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins
Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh
Katie Findlay as Rebecca Sutter
Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt
Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone
Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo
Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino
Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday Blues: Matchbox Twenty

Rob Thomas. Do I need to say more about this rock band of my generation? I guess not.  And it’s practically unfair for the other band members because their band was known for Rob Thomas’ sexy voice. But apart from his sexy voice (reiteration intended), the lyrics of their songs are to-die for. The melody of their songs will give you goosebumps. The entire 3 minutes or so of listening to one of their songs is an experience, not just a pastime. It feels like Rob Thomas is pouring his heart out and you get to witness it with your own feelings and soul. It’s like he’s painting the picture perfectly and you get to live with it. That’s how powerful his songs are.

Anyway, for this day, let me share with you my top Matchbox Twenty songs.  Enjoy!

But I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me

Can you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together

If You're Gone
I think I've already lost you
I think you're already gone
I think I'm finally scared now
You think I'm weak - but I think you're wrong
I think you're already leaving
Feels like your hand is on the door
I thought this place was an empire
But now I'm relaxed - I can't be sure

You left a stain
On every one of my good days
But I am stronger than you know
I have to let you go

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jetstar: Price Beat Guarantee

Singapore is a small island full of FUN. There is no doubt about that. But sometimes, a weekend getaway is all you need to de-stress and reconnect to simple living without internet connection but with a coconut juice on hand. And this country has budget-airlines that we can utilize for this getaway. I am a frequent flyer of Jetstar because of my experience with them. Customer satisfaction - CHECK; Delay: None; Price: very affordable. But there are times that their fare is much higher than others which makes my decision to book other airlines. It's not that they aren't good, but I like Jetstar better. I am sure with a great deal on fare, you would go as well with which airline can give you a lower rate? It's just practical and economical. In the end, Jetstar loses their customers. Anyway, Jetstar has addressed this issue with their Price Beat option. If you found a fare lower than what Jetstar offers for the same destination and comparable flight time, you can Price Beat it and Jetstar will give the fare to you 10% lower than the one you have found. So let's say a flight to KL @6PM for Jetstar is priced at SGD150 and you found a flight from another airline  @5PM for 50SGD, Jetstar will offer it to you for 45SGD instead of the original 150SGD. All you need to do is to go to their website and start chatting. Price Beat

Here are the terms and conditions for them to price beat the flight. 

    Both holidays and flights must be:
  • Currently available, in the same currency and offered online
  • Offered on a website in English, or Japanese for Jetstar Japan. For Jetstar Pacific the website can be in English or Vietnamese
  • Cheaper with all the additional mandatory fees, surcharges and taxes included
  • Leaving later than 72 hours from when you start the online chat
  • New bookings only
  • Currently available, in the same currency and offered online
  • Offered on a website in English, or Japanese for Jetstar Japan. For Jetstar Pacific the website can be in English or Vietnamese
  • Cheaper with all the additional mandatory fees, surcharges and taxes included
    The competitor flight must be:
  • On another airline
  • Cheaper than the lowest available comparable fare on on the same route – the airports of origin and destination must be identical
  • Direct and one way
  • Compared with a Jetstar (JQ), Jetstar Asia (3K), Valuair (VF), Jetstar Japan (GK) or Jetstar Pacific (BL) flight. Qantas (QF) codeshare flights don’t apply. Comparisons cannot be made between Jetstar airlines.
  • It must not be a membership or frequent flyer fare. It must also not be free of cost
    The Jetstar flight you’re comparing must be:
  • An Economy Starter fare. We won’t price beat our other fares: Economy Starter Plus, Economy Starter Max, Business Class and Business Class Max fares.
  • Direct and one way
  • Leaving at a comparable time. Both flights must leave:
  • Within one hour of each other if they’re domestic or trans-Tasman flights
  • Within one hour of each other if they’re intra-Asia flights
  • Within the same calendar day if they’re international flights (excluding intra-Asia and trans-Tasman)
    The competitor holiday package must be:
  • Cheaper than the lowest available Jetstar package
  • Booked as one package
  • The same or comparable. That means:
    • The flights you're comparing must meet the criteria above and,
    • The package must include the same hotel, car or activity.
    • Flights and holidays can be booked for up to 10 people
When you’re comparing a Jetstar holiday package with a competitor package, the Jetstar package must include at least one Jetstar (JQ) flight.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Classics: Goo Goo Dolls

So I am making up for the last week that I haven't shared anything on this page. Gotta say, being a busy bee is very important these days and writing a creative write-up is hard to squeeze in. But, music is always a priority to be a part of my everyday life. Music keeps my cool when I'm hot - or rather heated. Keeps my calm when I am about to get a panic attack. And most of all, keeps my mood good when I am about to burst. So the next time you see me having an episode, you can just have your boombox turned on and play a classic song. Ooops! I guess boombox is no longer available these days. Ok then, have your phone play a nice music, and you would turn my episode into one hella of a rock concert. Anyway, for this week, I am sharing a classic you surely love - Goo Goo Dolls. Here are 2 of my most favorite songs from this band. Enjoy!

Here is Gone